Professor Boivin joined the Faculty of Law in 1993 after completing his graduate studies at Yale and clerking at the Supreme Court of Canada for Justice Iacobucci. He teaches and publishes in the areas of Torts, Insurance Law and Remedies. In 1999, the Canadian Association of Law Teachers awarded him the Schorarly Paper Award for his article "Factual Causation in the Law of Manufacturer Failure to Warn". A Fulbright Scholar, he is the author of four books, Insurance Law (2004 - Irwin Law), La responsabilité délictuelle en common law (2005 - Yvon Blais - with Louise Bélanger-Hardy), Le droit des assurances dans les provinces de common law (2006 - LexisNexis), and La réparation en common law et en equity (2012 - Yvon Blais). His English text on Insurance Law has been cited by the Supreme Court of Canada, by five different appellate courts (B.C., Ontario, Québec, N-B and Nfld.) and in many trial court decisions; his French book on insurance has been cited twice by the Québec Court of Appeal. Professor Boivin is also the recipient of several teaching awards. In June 2007, he received the University of Ottawa’s Excellence in Education Prize award, granted to an educator who has demonstrated outstanding teaching skills while maintaining a solid research program.
Professor Boivin also has considerable experience in administrative law and adjudication. Since December of 2004, he is an active member of the Financial Services Tribunal of Ontario and, in this capacity, has chaired more than twenty disciplinary hearings involving insurance agents and mortgage intermediaries. In June of 2009, his appointment to the Tribunal was extended for another five years by the provincial government.
Professor Boivin joined CazaSaikaley LLP as counsel in February 2012, a new bilingual litigation boutique practicing in the fields of civil, commercial, employment and public law litigation. Between 2008 and 2012, he practised law on a part-time basis with Heenan Blaikie LLP.